We Are Called to Create. At Her Story, Inc., we view our work as much more than “just a job”. We believe we are making the world a better place through the experiences and opportunities we create. Our work is not simply a means to an end. It is a primary vehicle by which we serve our neighbors and the world.
Love. We have been called to create for the glory of God and the good of others. To glorify God means to reflect His greatness or reveal His characteristics to others. 1 John 4:8 says God is Love. As His ambassadors and image bearers, what better way to reflect Jesus than to love others, meeting them where they are, as they are.
Community and Relationships. We have all been wired by God to enjoy loving relationships, which are not meant for manipulation, but for selfless love. We value community togetherness and welcome tough conversations that lead to understanding. It’s no secret that addiction is a tense topic to engage in but as Brene Brown says, “it’s harder to hate up close.” We want face to face discussions that seek true understanding and intention rather than harsh debates focusing on who’s right and who’s wrong.
Gifts, Abilities, and Work. God created us to be co-creators with Him. Work is a good gift from God and He has given each of us certain gifts and abilities to work for His glory and the good of others. We want to explore our talents and encourage one another in good works, challenge personal growth, and inspire change within our community.
Develop the Best. We seek to raise the bar with each new volunteer and staff member. Exceptional people want to work with other exceptional people and we believe that helping people become the best version of themselves is the most effective way to love our neighbors with top quality service.
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Less almost always leads to more. We are constantly asking ourselves, what do we need to stop doing in order to focus on maximizing the impact of the essential few.
Her Story is not a treatment center and does not offer a "cure" for substance use disorders; rather, Her Story is a first step toward recovery and a "first door" through which women will walk through to get to treatment.
Substance use disorders are treatable and there is hope for recovery.
Women who are seeking recovery are treated with respect and dignity at all times.
Continuum of care planning is completed alongside the woman seeking recovery, her support system, and health professionals.